A/N: I took awhile to post this because I wanted to make sure it was perfect for all the Jack J girls! And I’m actually reading The Selection Series (I’m on the third book!) I recommend it to everyone reading it because you will be head over heels for Prince Maxon! Enjoy! And message me if you read the book so we can fan girl together !!!
I woke up to the sound of dripping. It was raining. What a perfect time to wake up from a nap. I glanced around my apartment deciding if my roommate had come home yet. I noticed the a note on the countertop. Nancy had always been running about ever since she got that new internship. Fashion always came first and I couldn’t help but let out a laugh when that was exactly what was written on the note.
Have some last minute things to do! Fashion always comes first! Love you and I’ll get dinner when I come back! ~Nancy x
I set the note back down and rummaged through the fridge. An iced coffee would keep me awake while I continued my book, too bad we didn’t have any. Nancy and I had an obsession for iced lattes so we always bought the StarBucks pack and kept it refrigerated. Looks like we finally ran out.
I quickly threw on some rain boots and grabbed my jacket and keys. I opened the door only to realize I forgot my book. Nancy was forcing me to read The Selection by Kiera Cass. I couldn’t blame her for wanting everyone to read the series. It was quite the story and I was falling in love with it.
Where Nancy and I lived had a local coffee shop. It was everything cute and cozy which was the name: Cute & Cozy Coffee.
I walked in and ordered my usual caramel iced latte. The barista who worked there, Cody was one of my good friends. He had already knew what I came here for.
“So let me guess, you ran out of iced coffee?” Cody laughed.
“Maybe I just wanted to come see you,” I teased.
“Yeah right. I’ll get your order,” he playfully rolled his eyes. He was probably 6 foot considering how tall he was. Dark brown hair, dark eyes, light skin, and he was fit. He was good looking alright.
“Thanks Cody!” I smiled.
I looked around to find a spot to sit and quietly read my book. The place was semi full, but there was always seats for everyone, and I mean everyone. I noticed a seat by the window where I would listen to the soothing noise of the rain while finishing the remainder of my book.
“Y/N here’s your drink, and don’t forget to tell Nancy she owes me that date!” Cody handed me my iced latte and smiled when he said Nancy’s name.
“Thank you. And how can she forget? She’s been talking about it for days now,” I laughed at his reaction. He only smiled even harder and tried to hide the nonstop blushing. They both had a thing for each other. It was only a matter of time. And that would be this Saturday.
I walked to the back with my eyes on that one spot. I sat down and pulled The Selection out of my bag. Finally. I took frequent sips of my latte and scanned every page and every word.
“Um, excuse me,” I looked up to see a pair of blue eyes looking down at me.
“Yes?” I said confused.
“You’re reading The Selection right?”
“Yeah, I am.”
“It’s a great book, I’m reading the second one,” He pulled out his phone and showed me the iBook.
I looked at him surprised, “Wait, really? Wow. I mean that’s great. It’s a great book. I just didn’t think it appealed to guys. Not saying it’s a bad thing that you read it because it’s good.” My face flushed of color.
“I don’t know about other guys, but I think Prince Maxon is a gentleman,” he said.
“So you really do read the series, huh?” I was surprised at the fact he knew one of the main characters.
He nodded, “Mind if I join you?”
“Of course not,” I smiled at him.
Now I got a good view of him. He had the cutest face. Blue eyes that were similar to the stormy blue skies outside right now. Not to mention his hair was blonde. The most ironic thing was that he had similar features to Prince Maxon. Who was this stranger?
“I’m Y/N.” I put my hand in front of him expecting him to shake it, only to feel a slow warm kiss on my hand.
“I’m Jack Johnson,” he flashed a quick smile.
“So what brings you here? And don’t tell me, The Selection,” I smiled.
“Actually it is, I’m on the second book. Clearly you were deep in the last couple of pages, so do go on and read.”
“Are you sure?” I was shocked that a guy would rather let me read than talk.
“Of course, I was the one to interrupt you.”
I nodded and we both continued to read. I felt his eyes on me throughout the remainder of the book. It wasn’t creepy. He’d look at me every couple of minutes or so. He’d read some of the book, take a sip of coffee and look in my direction.
“I can’t believe I finished it!” I closed the book and drank the rest of my coffee.
“How was it?” He laughed at my excitement.
“Amazing, now I need to get the second book from my roommate.
"Yeah and then we can talk about them together.” He said slyly.
“Maybe we can.” He blushed at my response.
My phone buzzed over and over again. I unlocked it to see 10 messages from Nancy saying she was home with dinner. I texted her back saying I’ll be home in a couple of minutes. I was surprised that I didn’t even notice my phone vibrate while I was reading.
“Is everything okay?” Jack asked.
“Yeah. My best friend just texted saying she was home with dinner. So I guess it’s time to leave.” I got up putting my book away in my bag.
“Aww, maybe I can walk you home?” He pouted his lips and I let out a laugh.
“I don’t know, we just met, how do I know you’re not going to murder me?”
“Well considering how beautiful you are, and knowing the person I am, I would never even think about hurting a fly.” His charms were cute and not the typical flirt. But he tried his best to intimidate Prince Maxon.
“Hmm, well seeing that you read The Selection and you’re passionate about it, you can.” I sighed knowing that there can be two outcomes to this.
“If it makes you feel any better, I’m friends with Cody,” he turned over to where Cody was standing and waved. Cody smiled and nodded in my direction signaling that it was safe.
“That makes me feel way better, but if you try anything I have pepper spray.” I looked at him sternly.
“Yes m'aam,” he trailed behind me.
“So who exactly are you? I mean Cody typically doesn’t have many guy friends except for that one guy who’s last name starts with a "G” or something,“ I walked slower than usual, anything really to buy some time. It’s not everyday you meet someone, well a guy really who reads the most girliest book there is. Well I wouldn’t say that because it wasn’t really the girliest book, but still.
"You mean Jack Gilinsky? Well him and I are best friends, heck he’s basically my brother. We’re a duo. Maybe you’ve heard of us, Jack & Jack?” I shook my head. “Well we’ve recently came home for a break from tour. So that’s why you’ve probably never seen me around.” I nodded.
“Oh wait! Didn’t you guys make vines or something? Cody showed me a few once, but I never really paid attention to it,” he looked a little sad. Maybe he expected me to be one of those fangirls or at least know who he was. “I’m sorry, I don’t really do too much of social media. I would rather read a book or watch a movie instead,” I shot him an apologetic look.
“Well I’m crushed, maybe a movie can mend my heart?” He stopped in his track and looked at me with puppy eyes. I contemplated for a second but nodded my head and smiled.
“You can show me those vines that kickstarted your career.”
“Sounds like a plan, how about Saturday?” He asked eagerly.
“Saturday works,” I tried my best to contain the excitement. Maybe I didn’t realize how lucky I was at the moment but who knows?
“It’s a date,” he gave me his cellphone and I typed in my number.
“Here’s where I leave you, I looked towards my apartment. Text me?”
“Of course and I look forward to our date Y/N,” Jack smiled.
“I do too.” I turned around making my way to the stairs.
“Y/N?” I turned around to see him still standing there.
“I didn’t actually read the Selection. I just quickly bought it and read through as much as I could so I can finally get the nerve to talk to you,” he ran his hand through his hair awkwardly.
I laughed only to see him look even more confused.
“I know you didn’t read the Selection Jack. I was just wondering how long you’d keep it up.” I giggled.
“Does this mean we’re still having out movie date?” He gave me those puppy eyes again. How could I possible say no?
“Bye Jack, I’ll see you on Saturday,” I laughed turning around and closing the door behind me.
It wasn’t long after when I heard a loud “YES” leave Jack’s mouth and I laughed even harder. Maybe this date wouldn’t be so bad after all.
Ok. Right now there is a Kickstarter for a feature film based on Simply Sylvio, a gorilla who makes vines. I really want this film to get made and I urge you to retumbl and retweet about it even if you don’t have any cash to help fund it. You can see the kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/801916433/sylvio-the-movie
It’s hard to explain just how special Sylvio’s world is. It’s so… fun and good and positive. And deep and sincere. The more you watch the more you can see how beautiful it all is.
At the risk of ruining a moment of personal discovery, I’m going to lead you on a path of Vines to give you a sense of why I Iove Sylvio so much. Here we go:
This is a small taste of the world of Simply Sylvio. It’s even a small piece of the world of Herbert Herples, who has vine accounts for other characters like his cat Lil’ Katie, his dog Big Baldwin, his plant Milton.
Anyway, I have no affiliation with Sylvio (besides helping to fund it on Kickstarter). I’m just a fan who selfishly wants to spread the word and help get it made. So please consider supporting the Kickstarter so I, and we, can enjoy this film. I think it will be good for us.